Patents and Patent Applications from University of Illinois


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9868705 Tetra-aryl cyclobutane inhibitors of androgen receptor action for the treatment of hormone refractory cancer  
The present disclosure provides tetra-substituted cyclobutane inhibitors of Androgen Receptor Action, and methods of using such inhibitors, for the treatment of hormone-refractory cancers.
9867871 Composition and method for treating nucleic acid-related eye disease  
Provided herein is a composition and a method for treating nucleic acid-related eye disease.
9867528 Quantitative pneumatic otoscopy using coherent light ranging techniques  
Methods and apparatus for performing interferometric measurements on ear tissue within a person's ear, wherein the measurements are performed as a function of pressure within the ear canal....
US20180010257 ALUMINIZED METALLIC SCAFFOLD FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS AND METHOD OF MAKING AN ALUMINIZED METALLIC SCAFFOLD  
An aluminized metallic scaffold for high temperature applications comprises a porous non-refractory alloy structure including a network of interconnected pores extending therethrough. The porous...
US20180009933 CYCLIC DYNAMIC POLYUREAS FOR POLYMERIC UREA PROCESSING  
The present invention relates to a one-component processing method and system for preparing polyurea materials. This method and system involves a polymerization process using cyclic oligomeric...
9862885 Hybrid nanophosphors and UV or near UV-driven white light emitting diode  
A hybrid nanophosphor includes red silicon nanoparticles in a homogenous mixture blue and green phosphors. A preferred hybrid nanophosphor uses ZnS: Ag, and ZnS: Cu, Au, Al for blue and green...
9862761 Composition and method for preventing or treating a tauopathy  
The present invention is a composition and method for the prevention and treatment of a tauopathy. The composition of the invention includes N-terminal amino acid residues of the tau protein,...
9862733 Apparatus and methods for the automated synthesis of small molecules  
Provided are methods for purifying N-methyliminodiacetic acid (MIDA) boronates from solution. Also provided are methods for deprotection of boronic acids from their MIDA ligands. The purification...
9856446 Apparatus and method for detecting and identifying microorganisms  
The present invention is an apparatus for detecting the presence, quantity and identity of one or more microorganisms in a sample and a method for using the same. The apparatus is composed of one...
9855538 Ultrasonic method and apparatus for producing particles having a controlled size distribution  
An ultrasonic apparatus for producing particles of a pharmaceutical agent or other material comprises a flow-through ultrasonic horn comprising an inlet, an outlet, and an interior channel that...
US20170373311 CATALYST SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED METAL-AIR BATTERIES  
The disclosure relates generally to batteries. The disclosure relates more specifically to improved catalyst systems for metal-air batteries. A metal-air battery comprising: an anode comprising a...
US20170370768 MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL-SYSTEMS BASED ACOUSTIC EMISSION SENSORS  
Acoustic emission (AE) microelectromechanical system (MEMS) transducers of the present disclosure utilize a spring-mass system and a capacitance-change transduction principle. The transducers...
US20170369428 SELECTIVE HISTONE DEACTYLASE 6 INHIBITORS  
Disclosed are selective histone deactylase inhibitors (HDACi) that having Formula I. Methods of making and using these inhibitors for the treatment of cancer, in particular melanoma are also...
9852238 4D vizualization of building design and construction modeling with photographs  
A system and method are disclosed for, using structure-from-motion techniques, projecting a building information model (BIM) into images from photographs taken of a construction site, to generate...
9850538 Methods for diagnosing and treating diabetes  
Methods and kits for diagnosing and treating type I diabetes based upon the expression of macrophage-specific Chymotrypsin-Like Elastase Family, Member 3B, either alone or in combination with...
US20170365557 SELF-SIMILAR AND FRACTAL DESIGN FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS  
The present invention provides electronic circuits, devices and device components including one or more stretchable components, such as stretchable electrical interconnects, electrodes and/or...
US20170360749 METHOD OF PREVENTING OR TREATING A PULMONARY DISEASE OR CONDITION  
A pharmaceutical composition for aerosol administration and method of preventing or treating a pulmonary disease or condition in a subject with a SphK1 inhibitor are provided.
9845317 Slow release of organoboronic acids in cross-coupling reactions  
A method of performing a chemical reaction includes reacting a compound selected from the group consisting of an organohalide and an organo-pseudohalide, and a protected organoboronic acid...
US20170358082 STAIN-FREE HISTOPATHOLOGY BY CHEMICAL IMAGING  
The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media that can be used to image an unstained sample. Traditionally histopathology and immunohistochemistry methods...
US20170355961 METHOD OF ISOLATING CELLS FROM A TISSUE IN A MAMMAL  
Solutions and suspensions comprising polymerized hemoglobin derived from human blood are disclosed. The solutions and suspensions may comprise cell culture medium, an enzyme (such as a protease),...
US20170348174 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PHYSICAL STIMULATION OF TISSUE  
Methods and systems of applying physical stimuli to tissue are disclosed. The methods can include reducing or suppressing pancreatitis in a subject by administering a low magnitude, high frequency...
US20170347891 Thermal Transport Characteristics of Human Skin Measured In Vivo Using Thermal Elements  
Devices and methods useful for sensing epidermal tissue are disclosed. Thermal data from the devices allows for determination of thermal transport properties, such as thermal conductivity, thermal...
9837483 Nanoscale high-performance topological inductor  
An electrical device includes a current transport layer made of an anomalous Hall material. The electrical device also includes a first ferromagnetic island in physical contact with the current...
9835634 Coupled heterogeneous devices for pH sensing  
Provided herein are methods and devices for measuring pH and for amplifying a pH signal to obtain ultrasensitive detection of changes in pH. This is achieved by providing a sensor and a...
9833201 Monitoring a physiological parameter of a cyclist  
The present invention is directed to a system for monitoring a physiological parameter of a cyclist, and methods of using the system. The system comprises a garment, a sensor, and a signal...
9829464 Liquid sampling device for use with mobile device and methods  
A liquid sampling device for use with a mobile device comprises a wired connection for connecting the liquid sampling device to the mobile device, a sample receiving and testing section capable of...
9829435 External cavity laser biosensor arrangements  
A label-free biosensor detection arrangement incorporating an external cavity laser (ECL) includes a tunable lasing element (e.g. an antireflection coated laser diode or semiconductor optical...
US20170336379 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DETECTION OF TRIMETHYLAMINE (TMA) AND TRIMETHYLAMINE OXIDE (TMAO)  
The present disclosure provides methods for detection and quantification of trimethylamine (TMA) or trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) comprising passing a sample over a sensor comprising a substrate...
US20170335297 BIO-ENGINEERED HYPER-FUNCTIONAL "SUPER" HELICASES  
Conformationally-constrained helicases having improved activity and strength are provided. Methods of making conformationally-constrained helicases having improved activity and strength are...
9825229 Purification of carbon nanotubes via selective heating  
The present invention provides methods for purifying a layer of carbon nanotubes comprising providing a precursor layer of substantially aligned carbon nanotubes supported by a substrate, wherein...
9824785 Energy conversion with stacks of nanocapacitors  
Methods and apparatus for converting kinetic energy of an energetic particle into electrical energy and for accelerating charged particles. A stack of substantially parallel conductors separated...
9823465 Hybrid organic-inorganic micromirror device and method of making a hybrid microdevice  
A hybrid organic-inorganic micromirror device includes a micromirror comprising an inorganic material positioned above an elastomeric substrate. The micromirror is supported on an underside...
9821287 Systems for production of polymer encapsuated solids  
Encapsulated solids are made by first encapsulating precursor materials in a polymer shell. The precursors are some combination of solids, liquids, gases, and/or gels. The precursors are then...
US20170327627 DYNAMIC UREA BONDS FOR POLYMERS  
The present invention relates to polymers having dynamic urea bonds and more specifically to polymers having hindered urea bonds (HUBs). The present invention also relates to: (a) malleable,...
9808815 Atomizing-based cutting fluid delivery system and method  
An atomizing cutting fluid system. The system includes a common chamber terminating in a shaped droplet nozzle and including a nozzle section immediately behind the shaped droplet nozzle. An...
US20170310076 MAXIMIZING CUBIC PHASE GROUP III-NITRIDE ON PATTERNED SILICON  
A device including a non-polarization material includes a number of layers. A first layer of silicon (100) defines a U-shaped groove having a bottom portion (100) and silicon sidewalls (111) at an...
US20170309733 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR FABRICATING AND ASSEMBLING PRINTABLE SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENTS  
The invention provides methods and devices for fabricating printable semiconductor elements and assembling printable semiconductor elements onto substrate surfaces. Methods, devices and device...
9800862 System and methods for visualizing information  
A system and methods for visualizing information on a generally large scale. Certain embodiments include display elements that include a minimized border margin, 2D/3D dual functionality, and...
9800011 Dual channel method for pumping and cooling lasers and laser device  
A laser pumping method pumps a primary amount of energy into a laser medium to populate an intermediate level near an upper laser level. A lesser amount of energy is pumped into the laser medium...
9799779 Systems and methods for photovoltaic string protection  
A system and method includes a circuit for protecting a photovoltaic string. A bypass switch connects in parallel to the photovoltaic string and a hot spot protection switch connects in series...
9797970 Image domain segmented echo planar magnetic resonance imaging using a 2D excitation radiofrequency pulse  
Representative methods and systems are disclosed for reducing image distortion or increasing spatial resolution in echo planar magnetic resonance imaging. In representative embodiments, a targeted...
9796757 Compositions and method for treating thrombosis  
A peptide, derivative or peptidomimetic that blocks binding of GNA12 to αSNAP is provided as are methods of using the same to inhibit thrombin-induced von Willebrand Factor secretion and prevent...
US20170299602 Biomimetic Chemical Sensors Using Nanoelectronic Readout of Olfactory Receptors  
The present invention provides biomimetic sensor devices that utilize proteins—such G-protein coupled receptors—and are useful in high-sensitivity analysis of analyte-containing samples. These...
9792676 System for background subtraction with 3D camera  
A system for background image subtraction includes a computing device coupled with a 3D video camera, a processor o£ the device programmed to receive a video feed from the camera containing images...
9792161 Maximizing concurrency bug detection in multithreaded software programs  
Disclosed systems and methods incorporate a sound and maximal causal model with control flow information for maximum concurrency error detection in general multithreaded programs. The maximal...
9789195 Particulate drug delivery methods  
Methods for efficient preparation of drug-polymer (or oligomer) conjugates useful in the preparation of particles, including microparticles and nanoparticles, for delivery of the drug in vivo for...
US20170293169 OPTICAL MICROCAVITY FOR A HIGH-CONTRAST DISPLAY  
An optical microcavity for a high-contrast display comprises an enclosed cavity having a front wall and a back wall, where the front wall comprises a pinhole opening for emission of light from the...
US20170291817 Purification of Carbon Nanotubes Via Selective Heating  
The present invention provides methods for purifying a layer of carbon nanotubes comprising providing a precursor layer of substantially aligned carbon nanotubes supported by a substrate, wherein...
9786050 Stain-free histopathology by chemical imaging  
The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media that can be used to image an unstained sample. The disclosed methods can include obtaining a spectroscopic...
9784509 Optimized heating and cooling system  
An optimized heating and cooling system including a thermal mass, thermal energy transport conduits to deliver thermal energy to the thermal mass including one or more phase change materials...